Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
As a child of the 1960s, I grew up watching what many consider to be the golden age of television. From silly, but lasting comedies such as Gilligan’s Island and Green Acres to the classic drama of The Fugitive and The Twilight Zone, the shows of the 1960s and their characters have become a part of the American cultural landscape. Everyone knows who Ginger and Mary Ann are, and I bet that most of you can hum the theme song from Star Trek. Better yet, who doesn’t think of Mr. Spock every time you hear the word “logical.”
The decade of The Beatles also produced some of the most popular doctor shows of all time. Off the top of my head, I can think of Marcus Welby, M.D., Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, and Medical Center. Honestly, I really don’t know why people would be so fascinated with watching sick and dying people, but they did by the millions.
In my latest article for No Jitter, I explore how some healthcare providers are returned to the days of house calls and little black bags.